Choose convenience, accessibility and selection. These are the advantages of the best malls and shopping centers in Frankfurt. You can get in and out quickly and see a ton of things. Many local shopping options include high and low stores, as well as food deals if you need a drink or a bite along the way. Discover the wide variety of places such as the Hessen Center or the City Center. Inside or outside, there is a reward to be had.
1. Peek & Cloppenburg
Although they offer high-end designer labels, Peek and Cloppenburg also offer an excellent assortment of mid-priced clothing for women, men and children. Their boutique sells funky casual clothes, and a DJ usually plays there on Saturday afternoons. The department store also offers a full range of shoes and accessories.
2. Galeria Kaufhof
Perhaps best known for its food hall, on the same level as the metro station, this large mid-range department store has everything you might need or need: clothes for everyone, toys, electronics, household goods, cosmetics and much more. The food hall mentioned above is quite impressive and well stocked with fresh baked goods, olive and sushi bars, sweets and chocolates, a delicatessen, exotic imported treats and wine.
3. Marc O’ Polo
Modern causal wear. Natural fibers and fabrics with a young and neutral look dominate this clothing line. They carry an extensive offer for men and women. Shoes, pants, shirts, jackets and much more. Great casual line.
Charming, amazing and well-priced trends reign supreme in an elegant and understated store with a slightly industrial feel. Cool tunics, dresses and career outfits mix with men’s casual jackets, skinny pants and knit shirts reminiscent of the clean lines and simple palettes of Banana Republic or Club Monaco.
Popular shopping center of the city center, the Zeilgalerie is renowned as much for its unique architecture as for its shops. The super modern structure in steel, glass and concrete, has an interesting spiral interior with central escalators and a spiral staircase. The other big attraction here is the view from the roof, a must for anyone who loves large panoramas.
Often called “Fifth Avenue of Germany”, the Zeil of Frankfurt (Golden Mile), between the Hauptwache and the Konstablerwache, is where all the biggest stores are grouped. An attractive pedestrian area, it also houses a multitude of boutiques and specialty stores, as well as two shopping centers, the Zeilgalerie and Frankfurt Hoch 4. If you visit a Thursday or a Saturday, you can take advantage of the open-air farmers market on the Konstablerwache.
Beyond its rather indefinable exterior, the Kleinmarkthalle is a vibrant food market. On three floors you will find everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, cut flowers and plants, just meat and fine German sausages, and a nice assortment of baked goods and ready meals, all from local producers. A good place to spend a few hours soaking up the local color.
The Goethestraße section between Alte Oper and Roßmarkt is an amazing sight, especially if haute couture makes you swoon. Chanel, Ferragamo, Burberry, Jil Sander, Gucci, Versace, Tiffany, Prada and Hermes are just some of the best boutique designers here.
9. Hessen Center
A large three-level shopping center, the Hessen Center houses more than 115 diverse shops. Other retailers include a department store, food and beverage specialists, restaurants and cafes.
Gourmets take note: this is the place where you will want to start your visit to Frankfurt. Fressgass is the nickname given to the section of the Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse between Opernplatz and Börsenplatz – it is the only place in Germany with such a concentration of cold meats, restaurants, cafes and delicatessens. Charming little tables line the street, and there are several lively public events here throughout the year. And here’s a fun treat: In German, the word “fressen” means “to devour”, as a hungry animal might do. The word “essen”, on the other hand, is the most polite one usually used in reference to the human act of eating. This is a good example of the humor of Frankfurt sometimes self-deprecating!